Student Research Showcase & ePoster Competition

We’re training students for those jobs of the future…to grow these new types of manufacturing and materials and systems, so that we can expand the state’s economy and have a real and significant impact on [Kentucky].”

Dr. Rodney Andrews, KAMPERS Principal Investigator

Student Research Showcase

The 3-Minute KAMPERS Student Presentation

All KY NSF EPSCoR student participants are asked to prepare a single-slide and 3-minute overview of their research for KAMPERS leadership. Keep in mind that most of them will have no idea what you’re talking about. That’s why multiple EPSCoR jurisdictions have adopted the #BetterPoster method.

Super Collider brings together

  • 100+ multidisciplinary researchers,
  • 8 KY NSF EPSCoR campuses, and the
  • 6 Research Thrusts of Kentucky’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership for Enhanced Robotics and Structures (or KAMPERS).

ePoster Competition

All student participants are expected to use the provided #BetterPoster template with their school’s identity. Sections titles are suggestions, and can be changed by the presenter to better match their work.

Presentations will be given in three breakout rooms designated by degree level: Undergraduate, Masters, and PhD Students. A panel of faculty participants will pick the top three ePosters at each level, who will then be recognized at the closing of the conference.

#BetterPoster Method

“Scientific posters haven’t changed in 30 years, since the birth of the Internet, and evidence suggests they are incredibly ineffective.”

– Mike Morrison, University of Michigan

In this video, you will learn the evidence-based design principles that science has discovered in the last three decades and how you can apply them to create fully-modern scientific posters that transmit your research much more effectively.


NSF EPSCoR #BetterPoster Student Workshop & Competition

FEBRUARY 18, 2021 | 4PM – 7PM EST (3PM – 6PM CST)


Participants in this workshop will receive individual consultation to either modify an existing research poster, or create a new one, in the #BetterPoster format. The #BetterPoster movement has been featured in NPR and Inside Higher Ed. All participants who complete the workshop will receive a certificate of completion.


Participants can enter their finished poster in a national competition to win Visa gift card (up to $100) and have their poster featured on social media. The competition will be judged by a panel including the NSF EPSCoR EOD Council and representatives from the EPSCoR/IDeA Foundation.

Register by February 13, 2021